When talking about his Bradenton Christian Panthers, Greg Geraldson doesn't mince words.
"We think we can go to the final four again," BCS' head coach said.
The Panthers may have lost Sarah Geraldson, last year's All-Area Player of the Year, from a team that reached the Class 1A state final four for the second time in three years.
But Greg Geraldson, Sarah's dad, believes the Panthers have the ingredients to get back there again.
Maria DeKuiper, a 6-foot junior, is the team's best attacker, Greg said, while sophomores Abi Van Ostenbridge and Zhynna Ratner, and senior Kelly Moss, add to the Panthers' offense.
"We're probably more balanced," Greg said, "attack-wise, than last year."
The Panthers are in a new district this season, so Greg Geraldson acknowledges he doesn't know BCS' district foes as well this year as he has in the past. But he will get a good gauge on his team beginning today, when the Panthers head to St. Petersburg Keswick to play in a three-day tournament featuring 16 teams.